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Princeton HealthCare System

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Call David at 609-497-2230 for an appointment. Medicare and most insurances accepted. 
 

***PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS***
Princeton Healthcare Desk Hours
Mon. 10:30 am * Tues. 8:30 am * Wed. 10:30 am
Thurs. 8:30 am * Fri. 8:30 am 

 

Tired of Being Tired

Sleep – like food, water and air – is a basic human need. Without it, your body cannot function properly.

“In fact, lack of quality sleep may not only cause you to feel tired all the time, but it can also lead to serious health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression,” says David B. Cohn, M.D., board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary disease and sleep medicine, and the medical director of the University
Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) Sleep Center.

For individuals who struggle to get a good night’s sleep, the Sleep Center at UMCP, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, provides a full-range of services to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

A sleep study is often the first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder. Typically, studies are performed during an overnight stay at the Sleep Center at UMCP. However, home sleep studies are also available for individuals who are unable to spend the night at the Sleep Center.

During a sleep study, technologists apply sensors and monitor you as you sleep with a state-of-the-art digital sleep recording system. Results are used to identify any physical problems that may be causing disrupted sleeping.

Treatment for sleep disorders depends on the specific condition. If sleep apnea is diagnosed, treatment may include lifestyle changes such as losing weight or a breathing device like a continuous airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which helps keep the airway open so you are able to breathe normally during sleep.

Patients with insomnia or restless leg syndrome may benefit from lifestyle and behavioral changes alone or along with medication.

To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare System, call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.

Lower Risk for Heart Disease by
Controlling Cholesterol

Do you want to lower your risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke?

“Pay attention to your cholesterol levels,” says Kristyn K. Phelps, M.D., board certified in internal medicine and a member of the medical staff at University Medical Center of Princeton.

Cholesterol – a waxy, fat-like substance – is found throughout your bloodstream and plays an important role in ensuring your body functions normally.

But when you have elevated levels of cholesterol in your blood it can build up in the walls of your blood vessels.

This build up is called plaque, which contributes to atherosclerosis, a narrowing and hardening of the arteries that can partially or completely restrict blood flow to the heart, brain and other areas in your body.

If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, it can result in a heart attack or stroke.

High cholesterol in and of itself is a silent condition without any symptoms. The only sure way to know if you have high cholesterol is with a simple blood test.

Taken together along with other risk factors – such as family history, increasing age, being overweight and smoking – your cholesterol levels can help your doctor assess your risk for heart disease and determine a treatment approach.

The American Heart Association recommends that all adults age 20 and over have their cholesterol checked every four to six years. Some people may need to have their cholesterol checked and other risk factors assessed more often. It is important to talk with your doctor about what is best for you.

 

Medical Waste Disposal 

Monday, Dec. 4th 12:30 pm
You may automatically think of a hospital or doctor’s office
when you hear the term “medical waste,” but most
homes generate medical waste as well. Please join us along with Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor & member of Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program, for this informative session discussing home-generated medical waste & how to dispose of it, including medications, needles and dialysis supplies.

Diabetes & Nutrition

Thursday, December 14th 10:45 am
Join us for an informative session presented by Sandra Byer-Lubin, MS, RD, CDE, Diabetes Clinician and Certified Diabetes Educator with the UMCP Diabetes Management Program, to learn how to manage your diabetes and reduce your risk of developing diabetes and pre-diabetes through nutrition.

Adult/Child CPR Only
Wednesday, December 6th 10:30 am – 12 pm

 

Blood Pressure Checks—Tuesday, December 19th
10am–12pm

 

   
Blood Pressure Check — Tuesday, Nov. 21st 10am–12pm
 

HEALTH LECTURES

 

Fighting Dementia With a
Healthy Lifestyle

Most everyone knows that a healthy diet and regular exercise are good for your heart, but growing evidence suggests they’re good for your brain too. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life,” says Anshu Bhalla, M.D., board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine, and a member of the medical staff at University Medical Center of Princeton.
Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly. Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of dementia, though many people have memory loss issues that are not linked to dementia. If you or a loved one experience trouble with memory or other cognitive skills, see a doctor to determine a cause. Early diagnosis and treatment may be able to help slow the progression of dementia and improve quality of life.
Research suggests that combining good nutrition with mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. Many of the same healthy lifestyle habits that are good for your cardiovascular health also benefit your brain. When it comes to fighting dementia, keeping both your body and your brain healthy is key. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits, you can reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias and stay sharp as you grow older.

To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare System, call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.


HEALTH LECTURES
CONTACT PHC Desk to register (609) 497-2230

 
Services available:
Doctors Visits-Tues & Thursday
Lab Services-Tues & Thurs
Physical Therapy-Mon, Wed, & Fri
Physical & Gym Sign Off's (for Those Without Insurance): Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost $45.00. 
 

Office on Aging
Christine Wildemuth

Director
Senior Center
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7670
or
732-438-0918
(rotary phones)
Transportation
732-329-4000 x7363
Center Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.